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Departmental policies

A number of the department’s policy documents, including policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and frameworks, are accessible via this page.

If you are unable to find a particular policy document using this search, please contact the Central Policy Unit.

Department staff searching for policy documents should use the Department for Education Intranet (login required)

  • Non-department service providers working in preschools and schools procedure has been developed to support site leaders in the approval and management of external providers in department sites.

  • The numeracy and literacy strategy will guide teachers and other school staff, early childhood workers, health workers and importantly, parents, to give children the best start possible.

  • This procedure details the operating requirements for delivering a departmental occasional care service, including compliance with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

  • A crèche service may be provided by a range of Department for Education (department) sites and programs including preschools, Children’s Centres for Early Childhood Development and Parenting (Children’s Centres), Learning Together and schools to support parents and caregivers to access parental support, educational and community activities.

  • This document is a practical direction for all staff working in education and care to plan and manage children and young people who require oral eating and drinking support including oral sensitivi

  • Department for Education policy covering the requirements of the national law, the Education Act 1972, and associated SA government policies about OSHC services that government schools must comply with.

  • This guideline outlines the roles and responsibilities for people engaged in the provision and operation of OSHC on Department for Education sites.

  • Minimum and recommended standards for creating and maintaining outdoor learning environment that provide children with optimal learning opportunities

  • The Parent Engagement framework is our commitment to working in partnership with parents. It is the foundation for how we can develop quality parent engagement strategies.

  • This policy connects the work of all employees to organisational planning, strategic objectives and relevant performance standards through individualised planning, learning and accountability programs.



Operational Policy unit

Phone: 8226 6443
Email: education.Policy [at] sa.gov.au